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tom

Member Since 20 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2014 09:50 AM
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#781096 Opinions Please...gluten Challenge?

Posted by tom on 16 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

...
You need to be eating gluten (at least the equivalent of 3-4 slices of bread) for several months before you test for antibodies if you expect a reliable result.
...

I think we all wish the duration & quantity for this was more consistently defined. Understandable though, from the viewpoint of how hard it'd be to get test subjects for a definitively harmful few months.

I had an appt a few yrs ago w/ the head of the GI dept at Stanford & he said a half slice of bread/day for a month. I'm sure I've seen others quoting their Dr that 2 wks was enough.
I don't think anybody really knows.

I also always found it puzzling that conventional wisdom is to eat gluten up til the day of tests/biopsy, yet when someone says they're 100% gluten-free for a week w/out feeling better it "takes time to heal". (I do realize that lab results & 'how we're feeling' isn't quite apples-to-apples but imho there's enough crossover to border on paradoxical)

Anyway, back on topic, w/out a very compelling reason for an official dx, I'd have a tough time making myself sick if I'm already certain I'm gluten-free for life afterwards regardless of results.

Good luck whichever way you go. :)
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#776381 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 25 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

My oldest had those shoes on Ptaum's feet. They made his size 12s look larger. They were huge shoes.

Ouch . ...Kairreign trying to allhatnocattle me eh? [forehead smacking not producing right phrase]

They are distinctive but it would've'adto've been 5 yrs ago. Avia stopped making bball shoes in '07. It was sad. I liked them enough I tallied up 9 Big5Sports stores in 3 states to stock up. Still have new all-blacks & all-whites.
Hey shroomie maybe we've both been at the one in Sparks ....on 2nd thought u may never have a reason to go to Sparks anyway - if you're heading to the city what's Sparks got that Reno doesn't? (besides best discount brandname sports shoes store of course ;) )
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#666787 Arghh....my Fiance And His Mother The Nurse

Posted by tom on 10 January 2011 - 04:37 AM

I just wanted to add that Kinnickinnick(sp?) gets rave reviews on their gluten-free ritz-style crackers.
If he's gonna be that adamant about Ritz, these could be diff betw 100%gluten-free & regular cheating.

It might even work better psychologically to have a couple wks ritz-free before the substitute - maybe a less recent remembrance of Ritz makes the trial more fair, instead of "this isn't exactly like Ritz". Maybe 1st thought is instead "hey these ARE good".

Best of luck.
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#507281 Random Bouts Of Dizziness/loss Of Balance

Posted by tom on 01 February 2009 - 03:41 AM

And when i place my feet I feel vulnerable like they wont go where I want them to . ..

This part sounds like ataxia.

Was the gluten-free pizza at a restaurant? CC might be hard to avoid.


P.S. I see Melbourne right NOW - Rafa vs Roger.
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#454209 Still Drinking Regular Beer - No Problems

Posted by tom on 06 August 2008 - 06:39 PM

I know this shatters people's strict interpretation of the gluten free diet, but the bottom line is, light beers don't affect me.

Shatters? :unsure:
I think a more appropriate word is 'violates'.

There was a time, in the 90s, when I'd consume small amounts of gluten that didn't affect me symptomatically.
Biggest mistake I ever made. :(
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#430848 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 21 May 2008 - 09:47 AM

Crazy cat lady status here I come.

:lol:
And just in time for 2000th post! :ph34r:
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#426269 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 06 May 2008 - 04:35 PM

...However, symmetry, I would say, is as much artistic as it is mathematical, n'est-ce-pas?

Oooooooo ya got me there -_- ^_^
(P'r'aps I could contend that the artistic side is also directly mathy, both in its necessary prevalence in nature and in the means of perception thereof, including the neurological aspects pre-existant in every modern homo-sapiens' cortextual ... ..oh who am I kidding?!!!!! :lol: )


Susie, this is for you, with my apologies:

A locally connected curve A is said to be ... blah blah blah .. . .. .. . .
.. . .. .
Right, Ptaoughmn? :lol: :lol:

ROFL :lol: :lol:

Dare I attempt asymptotic Laugh Totems / Chortle Chains???

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!



New av taken while out for a walk in a direction-less-taken.
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#426257 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 06 May 2008 - 03:50 PM

Hmm. Logically, I would say that it is meant to conjur up the opposite emotion of this guy. -_-

:lol: wub da wogic!!!!! :lol:
1st there's your multiples of 17, and now meting out symmetrical interpretations!!
^_^ -_- ^_^ -_- ^_^ -_- ^_^ -_-

<there's a wee mathematician in the poohbah, straining to jump the asymptote!>


[/i]Actually.......it's incredible........but this guy ^_^ looks astonishingly like Mr. Chong.


I think it's him.

:lol:
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#404571 What's With The Coffee?

Posted by tom on 03 March 2008 - 02:08 PM

The "non-dairy" creamer would do that to me, whether due to the casein, HFCS or who-knows-what.

(Just remembered that my little brother had the same issue, tho he wasn't celiac as far as we know)

Easy test tho.
Coffee alone, or creamer alone. I didn't catch whether the creamer is a liquid or powder, so obviously it's more doable if it's liquid.

I often use Pacific brand Hazelnut milk in coffee , tho I usually don't think my coffee needs anything, now that I've started buying GREAT coffee from little coffeehouses which have a roaster in-house.

Artfully roasted small-batches are SOOOOOOO good I've turned several former Starbuck's (aka charbucks to reflect the burnt flavor of over-roasting, which fully necessitates milk/creamers/flavorings) drinkers into anti-starbucks converts. :)
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#402492 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 26 February 2008 - 12:02 PM

You only get to order me around once a reign . . . are you sure you want to use it up so early????

Good point .. . ..I'll save it. :P


Twas . . . The Kings "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide"

Tooooooooo toooooooooooooo funny - I very recently discovered I HAVE this mp3 on one of the mp3 C.D.s I made before flash players existed. :lol:

"mobilize some laughs w/ just one call ... .
Like a bunch of lunatics. .. ..
"
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#400467 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 20 February 2008 - 07:07 PM

That's right, Lisa--you two have met in person.

I even momentarily met the gosling on the right!

Oh . . . a lurker . . . who has chosen to make her first post on the Silly Thread!!!! Welcome stalker WardGirl! How long have you been casing the joint following along?

:lol:
<gian-knit's doin' it ag'in>

So, what is this? Couples Night in the Land of Silly?
(Couples Day? I don't fink we're seein' the Phreznans again)
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#382342 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 08 January 2008 - 12:40 PM

Edit: Ack!! So slow for me - multiple posts by the time I lol'd Emily!!

Oh, oh, oh...I promise....[/i]No more talk of poodle gums, of ugly female names, of wonky cartilage, skanks, yeti massages....Nobody stopped me in time!

COME BAAAACK!!!

....It's lonely.....I'm askeert...

:lol:



Site pretty slow for me today. Maybe it's a silly impediment. :blink:
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#375158 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 18 December 2007 - 02:16 PM

:lol: hoglet knickers......it just cracks me up......

Seems I can't let these pass w/out an LOL augmentation :lol:

Tom - let Tom do it - he always does the searches - - TOM - - go back and find the zombie man accounts for Carla!!!!!!!!

Hmmm almost dejŠ vu for me.
I've been through this before.
I'm surfing on a FLIPPIN' PHONE!!!!!!

(Perhaps I'm being confused w/ Richard? <sure we can both write in the snow, but there isn't that much similarity is there?> HE'S your designated search-backer!)

- and NOW I get only $10 a day. WTH?

WTH inDEED!! :angry:
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#341551 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by tom on 06 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

Bev!! Good stuff! :lol:

Yeah Emily, I wondered what's happened too! :(
Only ~ a page added in a week & a 1/2? That's not right I tell ya!! :angry:


Nikki's back!!
But no telling of Turkish tales?
C'mon - throw us a bone. What was coolest or weirdest or anything-est thing about the trip?



OMG - - limpid pools and maudlin regret and ogling of the assets...and no time to address any of it!

Still?


the regret over the lost years......that does take a while to process, but somehow, it did work itself out, and the grief is gone for me now. More on this later - - -

Promises, promises . . . . .
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